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WTI Crude Oil Forecast: Rejected at Resistance but Bullish Structure Remains

Oil prices have been very range-bound over the past few months but breakout potential remains as WTI has built an ascending triangle inside of the recent range.


Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD Bulls Respond to First 2024 Test Below $2k

Gold has been resilient so far in 2024 even as USD strength re-appeared. The big question now is whether bulls can find a more favorable outcome on tests of resistance at $2,032 or $2,050.

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February 17, 2024 02:00 AM

Euro Price Outlook: EUR/USD Breakdown Pulls Back as USD Holds 105

Euro bears have been persistent so far this year, but they’ve also shown a degree of hesitancy on tests of fresh lows as the longer-term range remains in-play.

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February 15, 2024 07:29 PM

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U.S. Dollar Price Action Webinar: DXY, Gold, Bitcoin, FX Majors

The U.S. Dollar set another fresh high yesterday, extending the bullish structure that’s priced in so far this year.

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The U.S. Dollar broke out and set another fresh 2024 high this morning as the currency continues to claw back Q4 losses.


Canadian Dollar Technical Forecast: USD/CAD, CAD/JPY

USD/CAD continues to hold a range inside of a range, but CAD/JPY is bristling at resistance after having set a fresh 16-year high last week.

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Japanese Yen Technical Forecast: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY

Yen weakness has come rushing back in early-2024 trade, but U.S. and U.K. CPI could provide a jolt to FX trends in USD and GBP, which could produce some change in both USD/JPY and GBP/JPY.


USD: Behind the U.S. Dollar, the Global Reserve Currency

The U.S. Dollar plays an incredibly important role in the global economy and while ‘De-dollarization’ claims may pop up, the currency set a fresh all-time-high for usage last year and remains the world’s primary reserve currency.

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Australian Dollar Technical Analysis: AUD/USD Slammed to the 200-Day Moving Average

AUD/USD was flying high in late-2023 trade, and price has pulled back aggressively to start 2024. AUD/USD is now re-testing the 200-day moving average as support.

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Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY

Is the carry trade coming back? USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and GBP/JPY have all started 2024 with bullish moves despite the expectation for rate cuts starting in 2024.

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Euro Technical Forecast: EUR/USD Bears Show Up to Ring in the New Year

EUR/USD was range-bound for much of last year but there were still multiple shorter-term trends to pick on. With markets geared up for cuts to begin this year, could EUR/USD push into a larger-scale trending condition?


Gold Price Forecast: XAU/USD Sets the Stage for 2024 at Multi-Year Resistance

Gold is holding on to a near 12% gain in 2023 but it’s the position on the chart and the backdrop of monetary policy that’s of interest for 2024.

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December 21, 2023 07:19 PM
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US Dollar Price Action Setups: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY, Gold

While there were numerous twists and turns this year the US Dollar is nearing completion of 2023 with a doji to show for this year’s trade. But next year is loaded with a presidential election along with Yen-themes that will likely remain front and center for FX traders.


Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY

Tonight’s Bank of Japan rate decision will be widely-watched for clues of any possible changes on the horizon. The BoJ knows this, so the big question is whether they touch the topic tonight or wait until 2024.

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British Pound Technical Analysis: GBP/USD Breakout After 1.2500 Test

The Bank of England seems an outlier at this point as they remain one of the more hawkish Central Banks and GBP/USD is driving to a fresh three-month high after the FOMC and BOE rate decisions.

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USD/ILS to Seven-Year High; Gold, Oil Rally as Geopolitical Tension Jumps

Markets started the week on edge as geopolitical tensions have increased, leading to a bounce in both gold and oil prices.


US Dollar Fresh 2023 Highs as Yields Drive the DXY Trade

US Treasury yields have shot to fresh highs after last week’s FOMC meeting and this has helped the US Dollar to continue it’s bullish trend after ten consecutive weeks of gains to set a fresh 2023 high. US Dollar bulls have awoken in Q3 as 10-year yields drive to fresh 15-year highs.

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September 25, 2023 03:59 PM

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USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY: Pullbacks Ahead of the BoJ

It’s been a big week for global markets and it’s not over yet, with the Bank of Japan rate decision scheduled for later today.

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Euro Price Outlook: EUR/USD Support Bounce Ahead of Inflation, FOMC

EUR/USD has been selling off since setting its current high two months ago and it’s a big week for the pair as European inflation data leads into the FOMC rate decision on Wednesday.

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September 18, 2023 07:47 PM
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US Dollar Technical Forecast: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, Gold, USD/JPY

The focus shifts to the Fed next week, with the big question as what the bank sees on the horizon for the rest of the year. US data has remained hot but there are minimal expectations for any actual moves next week.


Gold Prices Test Key Support as USD Strength Drives to Fresh Highs

Gold prices are testing a massive spot of support above the 1900 handle, even as the US Dollar jumps to fresh highs. Can gold bulls turn a support test into a swing?

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September 14, 2023 08:37 PM
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USD/JPY: Resistance Holds at 147.69 as Intervention Threat Remains

USD/JPY bulls have remained persistent even with a rising risk of intervention out of Japan, but a line in the sand has appeared.

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September 13, 2023 08:34 PM

Pre-CPI US Dollar Price Action Setups: EUR/USD, Gold, USD/JPY

The US Dollar is holding near resistance ahead of high-impact data, with tomorrow’s CPI release followed by the Thursday ECB rate decision, and then next week’s FOMC meeting.